Thursday, 22 March 2012

Poetry Thursday - Tanka


 


The Tanka poem is very similar to haiku but Tanka poems have more syllables and it uses simile, metaphor and personification. There are five lines in a Tanka poem.
Tanka poems are written about nature, seasons, love, sadness and other strong emotions. This form of poetry dates back almost 1200 years ago. 

Line one - 5 syllablesBeautiful mountains
Line two - 7 syllablesRivers with cold, cold water.
Line three - 5 syllableWhite cold snow on rocks
Line four - 7 syllablesJack Frost over all the trees
Line five - 7 syllablesWhite sparkly snow like diamonds.

God Bless